Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X

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This weeks theme is: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X

Polina

Stories that play around with common tropes!

     The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)     Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)

Team Human     All the Birds in the Sky

Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)     The Posterchildren: Origins (The Posterchildren, #1)

Carry On

Sondra

Not Thinking So Hard. Don’t get me wrong we all love those books with the plot twists and the crazy ideas, but sometimes you just want to veg on the couch with a book and not think.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)     Sword and Verse (Sword and Verse, #1)

I Am Princess X     Boomerang (Boomerang, #1)

Between the Lines     Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

The Selection (The Selection, #1)     The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)     Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Top Ten Friday? Book I Enjoyed That Weren’t My Typical Type of Book

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This weeks theme is: Books I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone)

Alright so thanks to life and college Polina and I completely missed this last Tuesday. So y’know what? It’s our blog! Welcome to a very special Top Ten Friday!

Sondra

I’ve only got six this time guys. I’m so PICKY about what I read that stepping out of my comfort zone doesn’t happen very often. It’s something I need to work on as I go forward but for now here’s these six from the last year.

Ms-MarvelThe Lightning Theif

Boomerang March-Book-ONe

Uprooted Pride-and-Prejudice

 

 

Polina

Not all of these are necessary out of my comfort zone, though some are, but they are all books I would likely not have picked up without something prompting me.

 

The Secret History OscarWild

UnderTheLightsJaneAusten

Gone Girl DangerousGirls

AllTheBirdsInTheSky BlackDoveWhiteRaven

WolfInTheWhiteVan MakeMuchOfMe

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Settings!

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This weeks theme is: Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books

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So I’m not really someone who reads historical books, I try, but they’re just not my style! But futuristic? Oooh yes. I am however splitting this list into two five pieces, so first up:

Top Five Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read In Books!

  1. A futuristic space society, that’s normal. Like give me a contemporary romance but WHOA THEY LIVE IN SPACE.
  2. Give me a story of a girl who lives on a ship like the enterprise. A YA Star Trek basically, like there’s always problems going down, the parents are gone and it’s up to the kids to run the ship and keep everyone alive.
  3. GIVE ME A YA STAR TREK, ACTUAL STAR TREK UNIVERSE. DOES THIS EXIST? IT SHOULD.
  4. A seriously technologically advanced world, one with actual working (and non-psychotic) AI’s, tell me any story you want in this world but let me have a spunky AI that’s like a great friend and trying to figure out the human world.
  5. If you haven’t guessed I want like stable futuristic societies. I’m all about the crazy out there ones but stable would be amazing.

Top Five Sci-Fi Books That I Love!

  1. The Lunar Chronicles
  2. Illuminae
  3. A Thousand Pieces of You
  4. Under The Never Sky
  5. Magonia (This one I actually haven’t read yet, it’s on my TBR for this month, but I’ve heard great things about it so I’m decently okay putting this here)

 

Top Five Historical SettingsPolina

  1. Oregon Trail! (hello, elementary school flashbacks!)
  2. 1920s New York (so fun and vibrant to read!)
  3. this isn’t a concrete setting, but I like books that are sort of…in the background of major historical events, and touch on areas that maybe aren’t as prominently discussed
  4. anything to do with historical fantasy/sci-fi (it’s just such a fun combination)
  5. anything to do with Russian history (this one is mostly because I grew up on Russian fairy tales and they just have a vibe that works with me. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually read a book taking place in actual Russia, either, just fake Russia)

Top Five Historical Fiction Books

  1. The Diviners by Libba Bray
  2. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  4. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  5. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books We Recently Added to Our TBRs

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hugo rirordan

mindgames distance

dreamology compulsion

marvels alanna

The Invention of Hugo Cabret   |    all of Rick Riordan   |   Mind Games
The Distance from A to Z   |   Dreamology   |   Compulsion   |   Wicked Lovely
The Crown’s Game   |    The Marvels   |   Song of the Lioness

Polina

renegades burning

rosa doctor who

second position 27-Hours

doorway blue

drinking cooper

Lady Renegades   |   Burning Glass   |   My Sister Rosa
Time Lord Fairy Tales   |    Second Position   |   27 Hours   |   Every Heart a Doorway
Blue is the Warmest Color   |   Wishful Drinking   |   Dating Sarah Cooper

So there’s our Top Tens! What are yours? Sound off in the comments!

And don’t forget to give us a link to your TTT for us to check out too!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2015 Releases We Meant to Get To But Didn’t

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 soundless ice

carry one dream

library ink

witch cage

illusion magonia

Soundless   |    Ice Like Fire   |   Carry On
Dream Strider   |   Library of Souls    |    Ink and Bone   |   The Witch Hunter
The Cage   |    Illusionarium   |   Magonia

Polina

demonroad dumplin

because scorpion

court unbound

illmeet weight

bone graves

Demon Road   |   Dumplin’   |   Because You’ll Never Meet Me
The Scorpion Rules   |    Court of Fives   |   Unbound   |   I’ll Meet You There
The Weight of Feathers   |   Bone Gap   |   These Shallow Graves

So there’s our Top Tens! What are yours? Sound off in the comments!

And don’t forget to give us a link to your TTT for us to check out too!

Top Ten New Year’s Resolution of 2016

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It’s a new year! I know I’m not the only one who still feels tempted to write “2015” everywhere…right? Anyway, we both started off 2016 on some very good reading notes, and now we’re excited to share with you our bookish resolutions for next year!

Sondra

I resolve to:

  1. Not stress so much over what I do and don’t read.
  2. Read backlist titles.
  3. Try to get my stats up to 70 pages a day.
  4. Finally read all of Rick Riordan’s books.
  5. Catch up on Brandon Sanderson. (Polina would like to add that she supports this resolution. She supports all of them, but especially this one.)
  6. Start those series I keep meaning to.
  7. Read those ARCs I forget I have.
  8. Relax over blogging.
  9. Plan some new fun things for the blog.

 

 

 

Polina

I resolve to:

  1. Write more non-review posts! I have some fun ideas in my head but I haven’t been able to get them in words yet.
  2. Talk to other bloggers more.
  3. Not be afraid to be honest when I have something negative to say about a book that no one has pointed out yet.
  4. Read more adult fantasy. (Robin Hobb and Scott Lynch have been calling my name for the longest time.)
  5. Make a sizeable dent in the unread books I own.
  6. Read and promote more books that aren’t super popular.
  7. Read and review more diverse books, both in terms of authors and in terms of content.
  8. Have more self-control where buying books is concerned.
  9. Not feel obligated to finish a book if I’m not enjoying it.
  10. Reread Les Miserables, because seriously, it’s been too long.